Mr. Shiau, a Silicon Valley resident, has been an avid real estate investor, directly and co-investing, in Silicon Valley, New York and Hong Kong over the past 25 years.
Trained as a global macro investor, Wen brings his unique global investment perspectives and local market knowledge to focus exclusively on Silicon Valley (“SV”) and New York Real Estate. Wen is the founder and chair of the Cornell Real Estate Council, Bay Area.
A native of NJ, Wen began his career on Wall Street and had a 20 year stint in Asia beginning in 1992, working for firms such as Credit Suisse, Lehman Brothers and Greenwich Capital. He began his professional career as a Mortgage Backed Securities (MBS) structurer and trader at Credit Suisse (formerly, First Boston) where he mastered the pricing dynamics of interest rates, geographic and macroeconomic trends of real estate investments. He was the co-head of Asia-Pacific capital markets for WestLB with oversight from Tokyo to Sydney to India. As a member of the APAC Executive and Investment Committees, Wen co-managed and built up the 100 persons capital markets team, focusing on Asian credits, rates and fx, with principal investing for a US $31B balance sheet. Some of the highlights of Wen’s career on Wall Street include ranking in the top 5% of global sales for Lehman Brothers and #1 in the Asia-Pacific market for Credit Suisse.
Mr. Shiau currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the International Center of Photography.
Mr. Shiau holds an M.B.A. from The Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth, and a B.A. from Cornell University where he was a double major in theoretical mathematics and computer science.